Apprentice Activity Instructor x11

Job Description

We believe that amazing things happen in the great outdoors. Our Apprentice Instructors inspire, coach and teach hundreds of young people each year in the art of Adventure. Working in some of the country’s most inspirational locations this is an opportunity to join the Scout Adventures Aprentice Activity Instructor programme.

Learning by doing is at the heart of the Scouting and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing – gaining NGB qualifications, a recognised Level 3 apprenticeship, and bags of experience in a range of adventurous activities from Kayaking to Climbing and Archery to Tomahawk Throwing. Former apprentices have gone on to work in colleges, work as free-lance paddle sport coaches, and work as fully fledged instructors both in our centres, and in the wider industry.

13 month fixed term contract

We’re looking for someone to join our team who is just as passionate as we are about getting young people outdoors to have an adventure. As someone who wants to go on to a career as an Outdoor Instructor you will ideally already have some experience of outdoor activities, and have a clear vision of what you would like to achieve during your year with us and the exciting adventures you might go on to have in the future.

For this role you must:

  • Be a minimum age of 18 years on start date.
  • Have the right to work in the UK and hold or can get a NI number before start period.
  • Have grades C/4 or above in GCSE/ Level 2 functional skills in English and Maths.
  • Not have already completed a qualification of the same or higher level in a related subject.

Before making an application please ensure that you have read the Recruitment and selection policy.
In order for us to monitor the application of our Equal Opportunities policy, we would be grateful if you would also complete the Recruitment Monitoring questions on the Application Form.

For an informal conversation or to find out more about the role, please feel free to contact
If you are unable to apply using the link below, please post your application to:
Human Resources, The Scout Association, Gilwell Park, Chingford, London E4 7QW.

Applicants are advised to read the full application pack before applying.